As I pray about the condition of the Universe and think about the trips we had to cancel or the things we are having to do differently, I think about the many privileges we may have taken for granted before. John 4:35 states “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” Often, it appears we are always waiting for things to get better or something to happen “out there” when this scripture reminds me that Jesus expressed gratitude before the raising of Lazarus!
Today, I will spend more time expressing gratitude; therefore, being able to see more of God’s universe, not the chaotic man-made one. Expecting harmony and peace, I pray to recognize it right in the middle of what seems to be appearing. God is right here, right now. When God wants us to grow, He will first make us uncomfortable.
Today has begun with my telephoning in to our Church service. My heart filled as I thought of all the work being done by individuals nationally so this could happen. Then I saw where a truck driver received his dinner at no charge from a large franchise as he ordered his pick-up meal with the bill saying “O due and thank you for your service.” Downtown in our little town, a local food truck is preparing lunch for one of our grocery stores employees.
As I focus on these things, they just seem to multiply, which is always the case. John 4:35 states “There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, ‘Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.'” Look through God’s eyes and this is what we see and I will do that today!
Sometimes it is so easy to fall into the trap of thinking everything will be better when we rid our self of some real or imagined pain, or a certain debt will be paid in full, or our relationship with another will be healed and on and on. John 4:35 reads “Say not ye, there are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” To me, that means thinking my every need is met right here, right now. Luke 12:32 states “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Nowhere in that verse does it say later or hereafter!
Today, I will be aware and stay in the present, knowing all is well today!